OAKLAND – The MVP chatter surrounding Warriors guard Stephen Curry this season has been substantial. It went to another level on Wednesday.
One day after Curry drilled a 3-point shot in the final seconds to beat Orlando, he was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for October/November.
Curry, 26, becomes the first Warrior to win the award three times (April 2013, April 2014) and the first to win it in consecutive months.
Curry averaged 23.8 points (fifth in the league), 7.8 assists (fifth) and 1.94 steals (eighth). Moreover, he shot 49.6 percent from the floor, 41.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
All of which makes a strong early-season case to initiate an MVP campaign.
"I'm not in the business of promotions," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday. "But Steph's been really, really good for us. It's early. A lot can happen over the course of season. I know there's no one I'd rather have on my team."